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Australian publications, booksellers recommend their top titles for 2016

A number of Australian publications and booksellers have released their recommended books for 2016.

The Fairfax’s Sydney Morning Herald and Age publications have compiled their annual round-up of Australian writers’ favourite reads, while the Australian Financial Review presents its ‘best books of 2016’, noting that the theme of death runs through a number of titles. ‘While there are books on the subject most years, 2016 has seen the publication of a number of exceptional books by beautiful writers whose poignant tales takes us right to the edge of the abyss,’ writes Nicole Abadee.

ABC Radio National’s presenters have also chosen their favourite reads of the past year.

Among the booksellers presenting their top picks for 2016 are Dymocks, Readings, Pages & Pages, Abbey’s Bookshop and Fairfield Bookshop.

Across the pond, members of the New Zealand book scene recommended their favourite reads.

There was also a political flavour to several book lists. The Fairfax papers asked politicians for the reading lists over the summer, while Avid Reader ran a poll to select a book each for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.


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